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A Separation Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The progressively tedious atmosphere ultimately prevents the film's final scenes from making any real emotional impact...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 20, 2012

A case study in how simplicity can produce spectacular results that extend far beyond a film's budget.

Full Review Source: NECN | Original Score: A-

August 25, 2012
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

A Separation infuses a great insight into modern Iran with a powerful insight into the human condition - this demonstrates the power and poetic potential of cinematic drama. It's a MUST see.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 5/5

April 26, 2012
Lewis Porteous
The Skinny

Farhadi demonstrates a Hitchcockian flair for suspense, while his cast deliver faultless performances.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 5/5

November 17, 2011
Tom Clift
Moviedex

A masterpiece of intimate, dramatic filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 5/5

August 15, 2011
Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Farhadi brings us as close as can be to these characters, but he also refuses to editorialize or nudge us too far in any one direction.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

November 23, 2011
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

It's fast paced, exciting, thrilling, edgy, moving, engaging, and - in its portrait of a justice system almost radically alien to the one I live under - absolutely fascinating.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio (Australia) | Original Score: 5/5

March 11, 2012
Julian White
Little White Lies

A movie you'll muse upon for new shades of meaning.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

June 30, 2011

Quietly revolutionary film-making, executed in a thought-provoking fashion while triggering an exciting new Iranian voice of its own in this genre.

Full Review Source: Real.com | Original Score: 4/5

June 27, 2011
Aaron Yap
Flicks.co.nz

...riveting, enormously resonant and impressively acted...

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 5/5

April 19, 2012
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

It resonates deeply thanks to its universality, which it miraculously achieves without ever once selling out the social mores of its location. Profoundly affecting, wonderfully performed and endlessly surprising.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 5/5

August 17, 2011
David Sexton
This is London

This is a movie that makes you pay attention to action and consequences in a way that has more or less completely disappeared from mainstream cinema.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

July 1, 2011
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

An outsider could see these characters as misguided. That's not the reality however. Farhadi slips us into their shoes and we appreciate each of their perspectives.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: A

March 5, 2012

The complex realities of human emotions and experience are more than sufficient to carry a film, and Farhadi doesn't let fussy direction or attempts to be overly clever get in the way of letting this brilliant, quietly insightful story unfold.

Full Review Source: DCist | Original Score: 10/10

March 4, 2012
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects

This is not the Iran that the nightly news has turned into a land of evil and inhumanity. These characters are people who love and feel anger and regret. They're simultaneously familiar and new.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: A-

January 14, 2012
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix

What is a sin? What is right? When is it okay to lie? All these questions swirl in a movie that might possibly be the best foreign language film at this year's Academy Awards.

Full Review Source: Daily Film Fix | Original Score: 9/10

February 17, 2012
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

A Separation explores how presumed social norms are extremely tenuous and how threats to these almost illusory ideas can threaten our sense of personal security.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 4/5

February 27, 2012
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper

The characters are deliberately ordinary, but their stories take on the weight of myth.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper | Original Score: A-

January 31, 2012
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

One of A Separation's many virtues is the way it gradually reveals, Rashomon-like, the complicated facts, half-truths, and lies that each character tells for perfectly legitimate reasons.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: A

February 24, 2012
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... a complex and nuanced movie about the ... the collapse of a relationship between intelligent people of good will. It is heartbreaking and subtle, the sort of film that some folks say isn't made often or well enough by the usual Hollywood suspects.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 89/100

April 29, 2012
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

An eye-opening experience, and a fascinating glimpse into a culture that's totally alien to my eyes.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 9/10

February 24, 2012
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